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floc

(flok),
A colloquial term for the product of a flocculation, that is, the separation of the disperse phase of a colloidal suspension into discrete, usually visible particles, as in certain serologic precipitin tests.

floc

(flŏk)
n.
A flocculent mass formed in a fluid through precipitation or aggregation of suspended particles.

floccule

An older term for a fluffy precipitate seen in a flocculation-type antigen-antibody reaction.
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The goals were first to analyze the influence of turbulence over coagulation due to neutralization charges and second, to define the principal factors that are involved in obtaining high efficiencies of electrochemical iron production and in removing the formed flocs.
FLOC has focused on grievance investigations, rights education, monitoring recruiters in a limited fashion, and responding to threats or attacks against its organizers.
As can be seen in Table 2, flocs numbers in bioreactor was relatively stable (AE1 column), although a slight increase after Hycol addition was observed.
A floc that is composed of N primary particles of radius [R.
As water is transferred into the sedimentation basins, the floc settles to the bottom where large paddles scrape the collected floc into troughs and transfer it to the nearby wastewater treatment plant for processing.
Sedimentation is the process that occurs when gravity pulls the particles of floc to the bottom of the cylinder.
BM: Most of the FLOC members now are undocumented immigrants who were forced to migrate because of the policies of this country and of the international financial institutions the U.
13]--a molecule that is known to be phytotoxic and to have a high affinity for heavy metal cations--as the key molecule in floc formation, researchers now might be able to develop new approaches to attack this weighty pollution problem.
By itself, algae-free clay floc that settled on the tank bottoms didn't harm the critters, says ecotoxicologist Michael A.